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Droopy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-01-07 01:14 PM
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1. I used to like snow before I started driving a truck for a living
Snow and ice on the roads can make for a terrifying night of truck driving. Fortunately, I now work for an employer that cancels work when we get a big snow. It wasn't like that with my previous employer. I went out one day not knowing what was approaching us. There was about 4 inches of snow on the ground, but the snow looked to be tapering off. About 70 miles down the road the situation took a turn for the worse. It ended up taking me 20 hours to do a run that usually takes 9 hours. The storm was the worst in local history. Nineteen inches of snow. I was very lucky to make it back when I did. On the home stretch of road going back to the terminal the road was shut down due to jacknifed big trucks. The traffic was backed up to just before an exit I could take to take a detour. The unfortunate people who were in the jam sat there for another 12 hours.

Snow? Bah humbug. :)
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